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French Inspired Tea at Provence

Le Grand Thé Makes A Refreshing Break

When most people think of ‘afternoon tea,’ the traditions and quaint tea-rooms of England pop to mind. However, there is another, more seductive version of this elegant mid-afternoon break – the French salon de thé. In France tea is très chic. From great food emporiums, to the most venerable cafés, tea is served every afternoon. Imagine yourself enjoying your favourite cuppa in the elegant surroundings of Angelina’s or Fauchon, even Marcel Proust’s epic In Search of Lost Time was triggered dipping a madeleine into a cup of tea.

For the past six years, long before afternoon tea took off as the popular respite it has currently become in Vancouver, Provence Marinaside and Provence Mediterranean Grill have been serving Parisian-style Grand Thé. Like all good things, Le Grand Thé evolves and changes over time. Available from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Le Grand Thé includes an assortment of both savoury and sweet selections plus tea or freshly brewed drip coffee for only $20. Those seeking a truly French experience may wish to include a glass of Kir Royale or bubbly – priced by the glass starting from $7.00.

The only decision you have to make is what kind of tea you prefer. Provence’s list includes an assortment of eight premium organic and flavoured teas. You may opt for traditional Organic English Breakfast or Organic Earl Grey or decide to be daring with Organic African Nectar or perhaps choose a soothing Marrakech Mint or Camomile Citrus. If tea is not your thing, then Provence always has a pot of fresh-brewed drip-coffee on the go.

Once your beverage is chosen, it comes accompanied by a two-tiered stand laden with palate-pleasing French-style nibbles. The savoury selection includes: Sweet Bell Pepper Marmalade Crostini, Smoked Salmon Profiteroles, Prawn and Cucumber Canapé, Tomato and Bocconcini Brochette with Balsamic Drizzle plus a mini Fig and Prosciutto Quiche. The lower level includes the sweet temptations: Madeleines (lemony and oh so Proustian), Parisian macarons (not to be confused with coconut macaroons. These are the heavenly French confection of flavoured pastry crème sandwiched between pillows of meringue. One bite and they become an addiction!), Orange Lavender Shortbread (very Provençal), a Chocolate Truffle Square and the ‘pièce de résistance’ – a tiny, perfect Petite Tarte au Citron. A small pot of crème fraîche and Bonne Maman preserves complete the extravagance

Provence also offers a selection of separately priced espresso drinks and luxurious hot chocolate for those who prefer beverages other than tea or drip-coffee.

The next time you are feeling over-scheduled and harried, take time to indulge in Le Grande Thé. You’ll leave restored and ready to face the world again. C’est une bonne idée, n’est-ce pas?

Provence Mediterranean Grill (Point Grey) 4473 West 10th Ave., 604.222.1980
Provence Marinaside (Yaletown) 1177 Marinaside Crescent at the foot of Davie St., 604.681.4144
www.provencevancouver.com

Savoury
Sweet Bell Pepper Marmalade Crostini
Smoked Salmon Profiteroles
Prawn & Cucumber Canapé
Tomato & Bocconcini Brochette
Fig & Prosciutto Quiche

Sweet
Parisian Macarons
Madeleines
Orange Lavender Shortbread
Lemon Tartlette
Chocolate Truffle Square
Crème Fraiche & Bonne Maman Preserves

Beverage Selection
Organic Breakfast
Organic Earl Grey
Organic African Nectar
Tropical Green Tea
Marrakesh Mint
Chamomile Citrus
Vanilla Bean
Ginger Twist
Brewed Drip Coffee

$20.00 per person
includes tea or freshly brewed coffee

Bubbly -By the glass
Kir Royale 7.00
Brut Gold Label NV Blue Mountain Okanagan B.C. $10.00
De Venoge Brut Cordon Bleu Sélect France $20.00

Provence goes to Provence

The Chefs Jean-Francis and Alessandra are going to Provence! Join them on this exciting adventure to one of the most beautiful places in the world. The Chefs will share all of their love and deep knowledge of France during this 13 night culinary experience. The adventure begins June 30, with three magical nights in Paris before transferring in style aboard the high speed TGV train to Lyon, to board the beautiful Swiss Pearl, to begin your 7 night river journey, where the Chefs will join you to cruise through exquisite wine growing regions. Explore the historical town of Avignon, taste famous wines such as Beaujolais, Côte du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, feast your eyes on the rolling hills and endless fields of lavender. End your cruise in the ancient town of Arles where a motor coach will await to transfer you to Barcelona for three additional nights! This will truly be a magical and life changing journey. Indulge your love of food, wine and adventure!

When you make your reservation, mention Chefs Jean-Francis and Alessandra to be entered to win a magnificent four course dinner for yourself and nine guests at Provence Marinaside; the perfect setting to reminisce with friends and family about your adventures. Book your cruise before May 31, 2009 and receive two entries for this exclusive contest.

For more information or to book please visit www.cruiserivers.com/ama/

Provence Marinaside Extends Hours

Provence Marinaside, located only a few blocks from major Olympic venues and City Live Sites, will be open for special extended hours  February 1 – March 15, 2010. Please check the web site for menus www.provencevancouver.com

EXTENDED HOURS Feb.1 – Mar.15, 2010:

  • Breakfast:    Monday to Friday: 7 – 11:30 a.m. no reservations
  • Lunch:    Monday to Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. no reservations
  • Afternoon:    Monday to Sunday 4 – 5 p.m. no reservations
  • Dinner:    Monday to Sunday 5 p.m. – midnight accepting reservations now www.provencevancouver.com
  • Late Night:    Monday to Sunday midnight – 1 a.m. no reservations
  • Brunch:    Saturday & Sunday  7 a.m. – 4 p.m. no reservations

 

LOCATION: 1177 Marinaside Crescent, in Yaletown at the foot of Davie Street on the water

TELEPHONE: 604-681-4144

WEB SITE: www.provencevancouver.com

DINNER RESERVATIONS: available both by telephone and on-line

Provence Marinaside Update

November is here, bringing crisp winter air, gray rainy days and long dark nights. We love the nights as they are perfect for spending time with family & friends. We at Provence Marinaside believe in celebrating family & friends with exquisite food and wine. Therefore, for all of you, our Provence family, we invite you to join us from October 31st until the end of November and receive 20% off of any bottle of wine!* Simply print the certificate or mention the code word ‘Cellier‘ to your server and choose your favorite wine from our award winning selection! In the spirit of giving we will be donating 5% of all bottled wine sales to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank! So, spend time with your favorite people, indulge in your favorite Provence dishes from our traditional menu or our November Chef’s menu, drink your favorite wines and help those less fortunate! Join us and start the season of love, charity and giving early!

Speaking of the season… it is that time of year again! Join us for all of your seasonal parties and celebrations. To avoid disappointment book your reservations soon. You can book online or phone 604.681.4144 and we can help you plan the perfect event just right for you! Visit us at www.provencevancouver.com and have a look at our large party menus, including our seasonal menus. We look forward to spending time with you over the holidays.

Looking for the perfect gift? For the entire months of November & December the Chef is offering an amazing gift to keep for yourself or give away. When you purchase a $100.00 gift certificate for Provence Marinaside you will receive a signed copy of ‘New World Provence, modern French cooking for friends and family’**, a cookbook filled with all of the love and magic that Jean-Francis & Alessandra have created. Bring your family together; cook, laugh, love… ‘Good food, good life.’

So, we say ‘bring on the long dark nights….all the more time to spend together!’

Provence Marinaside celebrates Caribbean Feast

provence1September 10, 2009

As the summer begins to wind down, Provence Marinaside Sous Chef Cullin David celebrates his heritage with another Caribbean Feast. Join us on September 10, 2009 for an evening of celebration island style.

This time around, we are offering an amazing three course Caribbean Feast for $48 per person. And never fear, for all of you traditionalists, Chef Jean-Francis will be keeping a corner of his kitchen to cook up all of your favourites from our regular dinner menu!

Reservations for this event are required, and space is limited so reserve your table now. As with all good things great food takes time. So in order to allow enough time to prepare we ask that you make your reservation no later than September 7, and don’t forget to let us know you are booking for the Caribbean Feast. Jean-Francis & Alessandra Quaglia
Chefs / Proprietors

Provence Marinaside
www.provencevancouver.com
1177 Marinaside Crescent Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y3 Phone: 604.681.4144
Hours: Open: Mon – Fri 8:00am Sat & Sun 9:00am Close: Sun – Thur 10:30pm Fri & Sat 11:00pm
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Chef Jean-Francis and Alessandra go to Provence

The Chefs Jean-Francis and Alessandra are going to Provence! Join them on this exciting adventure to one of the most beautiful places in the world. The Chefs will share all of their love and deep knowledge of France during this 13 night culinary experience. The adventure begins June 30, with three magical nights in Paris before transferring in style aboard the high speed TGV train to Lyon, to board the beautiful Swiss Pearl, to begin your 7 night river journey, where the Chefs will join you to cruise through exquisite wine growing regions. Explore the historical town of Avignon, taste famous wines such as Beaujolais, Côte du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, feast your eyes on the rolling hills and endless fields of lavender. End your cruise in the ancient town of Arles where a motor coach will await to transfer you to Barcelona for three additional nights! This will truly be a magical and life changing journey. Indulge your love of food, wine and adventure!

When you make your reservation, mention Chefs Jean-Francis and Alessandra to be entered to win a magnificent four course dinner for yourself and nine guests at Provence Marinaside; the perfect setting to reminisce with friends and family about your adventures. Book your cruise before September 15, 2009 and receive two entries for this exclusive contest.

For more information or to book please visit www.cruiserivers.com/ama/

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News from Provence

We at Provence Marinaside are giddy with summer frivolity! Now that school is out and summer is in full swing it is really time to relax! Join us on our sun soaked seaside patio for our new July Chef’s menu. It is our true love of the West Coast that inspired these creations. This month we are paying homage to the almighty salmon with our traditional French twist! Family members, remember that when you order the Chef’s menu and tell your server this month’s code word (Saumon) or print the certificate, you get your very special family price!

Every time you order the Chef’s menu you can enter to win our July contest! This month we are giving away an English Bay picnic for two to be enjoyed at your leisure. We also want to congratulate Marshall who received 10lbs of Spot Prawns from Provence Marinaside and Jonathan who received 10lbs of spot prawns from Provence Mediterranean Grill in May’s contest!

Chef Jean-Francis and Sommelier Rachelle have some more awesome tips for your summer barbequing.
Salmon: Mix 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of sea salt with a tablespoon of fennel seed. Use the sugar / salt mixture to thoroughly coat your salmon. Allow to marinate for 1/2 to 1 hour then rinse the salmon and grill as normal.
Wine pairing: A well oaked California Chardonnay should compliment this dish nicely. Try the Russian River Chardonnay by Sonoma Cutrer, available at your local BC Liquor Store. Or for those who prefer a red you could try the Morgon from Dominique Piron, also available at BC Liquor Stores.

Look out for the August newsletter letter as there will be more valuable tips for your summer entertaining!

We look forward to spending all the long dog days of summer with you! Jean-Francis & Alessandra Quaglia
Chefs / Proprietors

June Chef’s Menu and Summer Patio @ Provence Marinaside

provenceJune is finally here and le soleil is our inspiration!! We bask in it, we celebrate it and we sit ocean side on our glorious patio enjoying the fruits of the sea! We are extending the Spot Prawn extravaganza for another month!! We have a new June Chef’s menu featuring the B.C. Spot Prawn! As a Provence family member you always get rewarded! This month our code word is SOLEIL. Fitting right? Just say the word or you can print the certificate, present it to your server and receive your family member price when you order the Chef’s menu! Every time you order the Chef’s menu you can enter to win this month’s prize: 20lbs of B.C. Spot Prawns, complete with cooking instructions from Chef Jean-Francis… perfect for the BBQ.

Just for fun our Sommelier, Rachelle Goudreau, has come up with some simple suggestions for your outdoor cooking: stay within budget and wow your guests with your amazing wine knowledge, be the star of all your parties! These three suggestions provide a range of styles and price points.

For a fun and inexpensive summer wine you could go with Espelt ‘Corali’ Rosé from Spain. If you prefer a crisp classic warm weather white try Kris Pinot Grigio from Italy. Or for something unique try the lightly oaked Pinot Blanc from Okanagan wine producer Sandhill. All available at BC Liquor stores for $15.99, $21.99, and $17.99 respectively.

Chef Jean-Francis added this tip: for cooking Spot Prawns to perfection simply toss them with sea salt and light olive oil then place on the BBQ whole (heads and shells). Cook for two minutes on each side and squeeze some fresh lemon and voila… the perfect summer meal! Don’t forget June is the month to celebrate your father. We will be taking all sizes of reservations for this very special brunch or dinner so call and book soon to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to sharing patio bliss, belly laughs and fabulous food with you all summer long! Bon Appetit!

Provence Marinaside
www.provencevancouver.com
1177 Marinaside Crescent Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y3

Phone: 604.681.4144